Thibodeau took over a .500 team and turned it into a 62-win squad his first year.
The Bulls play hard and defend physically, winning with a style that clearly stems from their head coach.
Jeff Van Gundy, as transcribed by ESPN Chicago:
“There’s nobody that does a better job with his team in the whole league,” Van Gundy said Monday on The Carmen & Jurko Show on ESPN Chicago 1000. “I would suspect that he would be back for a long time.”
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